Zenit adds playmaker Pangos

Jul 06, 2020 by Euroleague.net Print
Zenit adds playmaker Pangos

Zenit St. Petersburg strengthened its backcourt with the signing of point guard Kevin Pangos to a one-year contract, the club announced Monday. Pangos (1.86 meters, 27 years old) joins Zenit after two seasons with FC Barcelona though the Canadian playmaker missed the entire 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague campaign with an injury. He did, however, make his first appearance of the year in June at the Spanish league's season-ending tournament. Pangos will be looking to re-establish himself in the game after he had averaged 7.0 points and 3.2 assists in 35 games during his first season with Barcelona in 2018-19. He joined the Spanish powers after having guided Zalgiris Kaunas to the 2018 Final Four in his second season with the Lithuanian club, which earned him a spot on the 2017-18 All-EuroLeague Second Team. Pangos was previously selected to the 2015-16 All-EuroCup Second Team after averaging 11.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists in carrying CB Gran Canaria to the 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals in his debut season in Europe. The addition of Pangos comes after Zenit locked up guard Denis Zakharov to a two-year contract in late June. "I am glad about the opportunity to play for Zenit next season. I look forward to playing under the leadership of such a great coach as Xavi Pascual," Pangos said after the agreement. "I heard a lot about the club and the great city and I can’t wait for the moment when I come and begin to prepare for a successful season. My family and I look forward to arriving in St. Petersburg!"